Category Archives: Drama

YOUTH (2015) New Trailer From Michael Caine, Paul Dano & Jane Fonda

Youth (2015), Michael Caine, Paul Dano
Youth (2015), Michael Caine, Paul Dano

I saw the trailer for Youth a few months ago and thought it was a comedy. Not so much now, after this new version…

Directed by Paolo Sorrentino, it does look good, especially with a cast list that includes Jane Fonda, Harvey Keitel, Paul Dano, Michael Caine, Rachel Weisz and Alex Macqueen.

May this non-comedy not depress me. But if it must, I sure hope it’s worth it.

Happy Youth 🙂

G

ASHBY (2015): New Comedy, Promising Trailer

Ashby (2015), Mickey Rourke, Nat Wolffe
Ashby (2015), Mickey Rourke, Nat Wolffe

A good looking comedy starring Emma Roberts and Nat Wolffe is coming…

What I like most is the idea of Mickey Rourke in a comedy role. Sarah Silverman’s involvement is also  a plus but the thing I wish wasn’t the case is the length of the of this trailer in relation to how much of the plot it reveals.

Happy Ashby 🙂

G

ADULT BEGINNERS (2014): I watched For The Comedy & Adult Sibling Relationship Dynamic

Adult Beginners (2014), Caleb/ Matthew Paddock, Nick Kroll, Rose Byrne
Adult Beginners (2014), Caleb/ Matthew Paddock, Nick Kroll, Rose Byrne

The Ross Katz directed and rather aptly named comedy/ drama, Adult Beginners stars funny man Nick Kroll, Australian actress Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale.

If you’re open to a story about adult sibling relationships, starting again after losing everything, and getting your priorities in order, then Adult Beginners is interesting, though never too demanding.

The writing, chemistry between the three leads and the way the camera captures the lives of the characters makes for very believable and real situations. As for how engaging it all is, the phrase ‘incredibly engrossing’ definitely doesn’t fit.

As for the comedy, most of it will make you smile and 2 or three times you may laugh out loud. My interest in seeing Kroll in a somewhat serious role is why I watched. It also  helped that the always reliable Byrne and Cannavale were involved.

Joel McHale, Jane Krakowski, Caitlin Fitzgerald and Jason Mantzoukas also star.

Happy Adult Beginners 🙂

G

MAGIC MIKE (2012): First For The Spectacle, Then The Story

Magic Mike (2012) Matt Bomer, Channing Tatum, Adam Rodriguez,  Joe Manganiello
Magic Mike (2012) Matt Bomer, Channing Tatum, Adam Rodriguez, Joe Manganiello

A film about male strippers with Channing Tatum in the leading role isn’t something that’s particularly easy to ignore; even when you suspect that it may not be amazing.

The first time I watched the Steven Soderbergh directed story about a male stripper with a plan, I have to admit, I was probably too distracted by the dance moves and baby oil.

It was during the second viewing a few years later that I found myself appreciating Soderbergh’s vision a little more. Not to say that the film is now in my list of favourites because it did feel a tad long. However, this time round the lead character’s story and internal struggle is the thing I paid attention to and I’m glad I did.

Magic Mike (2012), Matthew McConaughey, Gabriel Iglesias
Magic Mike (2012), Matthew McConaughey, Gabriel Iglesias

Matthew McConaughey is very entertaining as Dallas; the seasoned male stripper in charge. Joe Manganiello, Alex Pettyfer, Matt Bomer, Adam Rodriguez, Cody Horn and Olivia Munn also star.

I can’t say that I’ve heard great things about the sequel, Magic Mike XXL (2015). But what you hear all depends on who’s asked and what motivated them to watch.

Happy Magic Mike 🙂

G

VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN (2015): New Trailer With Daniel Radcliffe & James McAvoy

Victor Frankenstein (2015), James McAvoy, Daniel Radcliffe
Victor Frankenstein (2015), James McAvoy, Daniel Radcliffe

Starring two of my favourite British Actors, Daniel Radcliffe and James McAvoy, this version of the Frankenstein tale should be interesting. Firstly because it’s from Igor’s perspective and second, it’s set before the Frankenstein we’re most familiar with today emerges.

Without further a do…

Directed by Paul Paul McGuigan of Lucky Number Slevin (2006), (a movie I recommend), bring on November 25th.

Happy Victor Frankenstein 🙂

G

MEMORIES OF THE SWORD (2015): New Trailer Starring Byung-hun Lee & Go-eun Kim

Memories Of The Sword (2015), Byung-hun Lee
Memories Of The Sword (2015), Byung-hun Lee

The new trailer for Korean movie, Memories Of The Sword looks interesting.

Mostly it’s the hints of dialogue, clips of great cinematography and the believable intensity in the Actor’s eyes that caught my attention.

The music, editing and the Actor’s voices also help. Still, I pray my senses don’t deceive me. Especially because I did notice hints of less than perfect wire work.

Movie making sure is hard…

Happy Memories Of The Sword 🙂

G

TRUMBO (2015): New Trailer With Bryan Cranston As Hollywood Screenwriter Dalton Trumbo

Trumbo (2015), Bryan Cranston
Trumbo (2015), Bryan Cranston

A new trailer arrives for a movie about the movie business in the 1940s…

Directed by Jay Roach; Bryan Cranston, Helen Mirren, Louis C.K., Diane Lane and John Goodman are all great reasons to watch. Other reasons include all the beautiful words / dialogue, including the following…

Nobody has the right to tell you how to write, act, pray, speak, vote, protest, love work, create, talk, live or  think

Happy Trumbo 🙂

Release dates 6th November 2015 (U.S.), 22nd January 2016 (U.K.)

G

BURNT (2015): Bradley Cooper Is A Troubled Chef In Dramatic New Trailer

Burnt (2015), Bradley Cooper
Burnt (2015), Bradley Cooper

A new chef movie is on the way for 2015…

Starring Bradley Copper, Omar Sy, Emma Thompson, Sienna Miller and Lilly James, to name just a few, the   story centres around Adam Jones (Cooper) who movies to London to to start afresh after some bad decisions.

The trailer looks good and dramatic. Peculiarly, IMDb has categorised the film as a comedy. Interesting…

Happy Burnt 🙂

G